Thursday, January 04, 2007

Not your mother's video wall

Some of my favorite songs with an edge to them...

I'm typically not one for remakes, but I thought this was one of the best I've ever heard. (Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower takes that title, a pretty obvious choice.)

A very forboding stanza and surrealistic guitar make this a favorite.

Kudos to the Navy for putting this as background in a few of their commercials. A staccato rhythm with a driving guitar riff - always a good combo. (Unfortunately, there was a sweet drum fill leading into the second verse that was only the album version.)

Turning back the time machine a bit...who doesn't love a guitar god? (And a special shout-out to this dude, who plays the whole song pretty much dead on and has more musical talent in two fingers than I have total.)

And two from my No. 2 favorite band of all-time, Iron Maiden (behind only Led Zeppelin). What can I say? I'm a sucker for pounding bass, tight riffs, quick drums and high-pitched power vocals. First up, "The Evil That Men Do":

And secondly, "Can I Play With Madness":

Hope you liked them. Just don't tell your mom.


ME said...

I can't tell you how pleasantly surprised I was to see Yngwie! That's a great album. In fact, I must listen to it as soon as I get to me car. No Boneyard today!

Solid choices for the rest too.

I need to get cracking on my video wall.

Mandy said...

Great songs. I went to a Korn concert about 10 years ago. It was them and Rob Zombie. Talk about scary! lol And Godsmack has always been a fav too.